Saturday, January 30, 2010


Today is Paiges birthday!

24 years ago, I was working swing shift at IRS - until 2:00 in the morning! My last break of the night was 10:15. I wasn't feeling so well, back ache etc. By the time I got back to my desk I knew I was in labor! I called Jay and said, "I am coming home, I am going to have this baby." He took Morgan and Erin to his Moms and I drove home a little crazy. Every time I would have a labor pain I would push on the gas and go a little faster. When I left work, everyone said call us tomorrow and tell us how it went. We got in the car, and I said hurry, the pains are close. Barely made it to the hospital and Paige was born at 12:45! Jay called my work before they went home and were they surprised how quick I had her! SO WERE WE!!!!! She was 5lbs 6 oz. and a cute little thing!

P- pretty, loves purple, pregnant - Yahoo!
A-animated, adventurous,adorable aunt
I- intense
G- great, generous, gorgeous
E-extraordinary, very entertaining, edgy

Paige is one of a kind and what a blessing she has been to our family!


I know it is the end of January, and Christmas 2009 is long gone for most people, but not me. I just put my Christmas tree away, and exchanged a few things yesterday. Today I am going to blog about our December fun and then move on to the New Year! I am a little behind because Jay and I went on a cruise, our FIRST and hope not our last! BRRR it's cold in Utah!
Who looks like this at 79 - soon to be 80? Christmas Eve Day at Granny's!

Yes these are out of order, but no time to care. It is such a cute picture of Bill & Doris! We went to breakfast one morning after Christmas!

Christmas Day! Why did we buy Spencer presents? He liked the bubble wrap and Jake's snowboarding helmet and goggles! I swear he is the FUNNIEST boy alive! We laugh at him all day long!

A cute picture of Paige snuggling up to her Grandpa!

Always a funny picture of Jake! Last year swim goggles this year a snuggie!

Christmas morning and breakfast! Jay is our breakfast maker, always has been, always will be!

Erin being fun as she always is! She picked out this present and was faking surprise. What a sweetheart!
Two cuties! Soon to be roommates! Morgan bought a house (VERY CUTE) and is moved in - Kinda - no couch, no kitchen table, a T.V., but not hooked up yet. She has a bed and a washer and dryer. If Jake can get over a bad virus he has, he will be moving in with her!

Paige & Phil, soon to be parents! Starting their collection of movies. From now on, everything they do and buy will be for the kids! If you agree, say AMEN!

Just hanging out on Christmas Eve Day, waiting for a great dinner and gifts!

The only picture of all of us, (except me)! And it is a BADDDDDD one!

Cooper at his preschool program! This is what makes Christmas fun!

Erin, Derek and Spencer at Coopers preschool program! So cute and such good parents! They had a rough December with lots of sickness!
That's it, all condensed into a few pictures. We had a wonderful time with family and friends, and are grateful for them. We have a great life and many blessings! I am grateful for the reason for the season - The birth of Jesus! I hope to keep him a part of my life, every minute of every hour!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

December Fun (part 1) Candy Making!

I know it has been a while since I blogged. Been busy, plus Jay wrecked our car, I lost my cell phone and the Internet has been slowwwww! The car is fixed, I have my cell phone back, and the Internet - well, not so good!

Grandma Doris is an amazing cook! No matter what she makes is delicious! We decided to have her show us her tricks to candy making! Carmels, Toffee and Fantasy Fudge. It was a very fun day and only in our dreams, will we be able to cook like Grandma!

Crazy girls after an afternoon of baking and tasting the treats! Pregnant Paige was having a good day! She wasn't hanging her head over the toilet, throwing up!

We overloaded on treats in December, sure would taste good now!

Learning the tricks! Erin has some of Granny's skills in cooking! She didn't learn anything from me!
Feel the Love!
Is there really a way to measure to make it perfect? Yes - you pack it down!

You have to stir for a LONG time - Patience is needed to make the caramels perfect!
I will be posting the recipes to What's Cooking Goodlooking! argh - the internet!